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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer from the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination due to its glorious historical. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures it also has modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into a sought-after city to visit for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel as well as across the globe.” Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels annually in the city’s tourism development and in the development of new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors, and also encouraging the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The works currently underway include road construction, installation of blowers, as well as advanced electrical and safety systems, to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through at all times of the year.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.